You must have been living under a mountain of joyless t-shirts for the last month if you haven’t seen the memes, or at least heard about Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which was released on New Year’s Day.
I’m a fan of Marie Kondo- I’ve read all of her books and I just finished the Netflix series yesterday. Marie has three bestselling books about her KonMari method of tidying and decluttering, which involves sorting your possessions into categories and confronting every item individually with the question “does this spark joy”?
Her method is spreading fast since the show came out, with legions of new fans tidying up everywhere and thrift stores rejoicing. However, one category in the tidying advice given by KonMari is getting more consternation than others: books.
My Twitter and Facebook feeds have been inundated with memes like these, as well as the…
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